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La Niña may return this winter

Will we have another La Niña winter?  That’s the question local residents and meteorologists are seeking to find answers to.

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Extended Care will get wireless Internet

Residents can video chat with family

North Valley Extended Care nursing home residents will soon take a leap into the 21st century, as North Valley Hospital commissioners approved to spend $6,378 to install wireless Internet for residents and employees of the facility.

Health officials investigate local West Nile Virus case

Okanogan County Public Health is investigating a suspected case of West Nile Virus in an Okanogan County resident.

Sexually transmitted disease rates continue to rise

The state Department of Health has released its 2016 STD data, and rising rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have prompted health officials to encourage sexually active individuals to get tested and treated.

Retail gasoline prices fall 5.2 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Washington have fallen 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90 per gallon Oct. 9, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

Gasoline prices fall 4.9 cents in past week

Average retail gasoline prices across the state have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.95 per gallon Sunday, Oct. 1, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

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'It's not about water'

State Senator Shelly Short (R-Addy) and Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber (R-Republic) talked about the facts behind the Hirst decision and how it will impact rural Washington during the Okanogan County Farm Bureau’s annual meeting on Monday.

Locals react to Las Vegas massacre

Tonasket woman almost attends fatal concert

What was to be the finale of a three-day country music festival in Las Vegas, soon became a nightmare as gun shots and screams of terror rang throughout the city, and bullets rained from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

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Public records answer some hospital questions

North Valley Hospital leaders may have canceled their regular board meeting Thursday, Sept. 28, but that didn’t stop more than a dozen residents from having their own meeting to address concerns regarding the hospital district.

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WDFW ends wolf killings after two months without attacks

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has ended efforts to remove members of a wolf pack that has apparently shown no sign of preying on livestock in Stevens County since late July.

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Stew and Brew dubbed success

Organizers of the annual Stew and Brew are calling last weekend’s event a success.

Burgett seeks votes in national anthem contest

2013 Brewster High School graduate Allie Burgett has advanced to the Top 8 in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo national anthem contest.

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NVH meeting canceled, but residents gather anyway

North Valley Hospital leaders canceled their regular board meeting originally scheduled for last night, Sept. 28. But that didn’t stop more than a dozen residents from having their own meeting to address concerns regarding the hospital district. At least half of them were current or former hospital employees.

AG Ferguson sues one of the nation’s largest opioid manufacturers

Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit today accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma of fueling the opioid epidemic in Washington state, embarking on a massive deceptive marketing campaign and convincing doctors and the public that their drugs are effective for treating chronic pain and have a low risk of addiction, contrary to overwhelming evidence.

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NVH leaders cancel Thursday's board meeting

North Valley Hospital leaders have canceled their regular board meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28. During the last North Valley Hospital meeting, Sept. 14, residents pressed the board of commissioners over what they termed potential illegal procedures and policies.